BUDDHISM AND SEXUALITY

AMES 286

Critical examination of the relation of religion and sexuality with special attention to Buddhism. Discusses religious interpretations of sex, sexuality, and gender; the codification and normalization of these rules through texts, symbols, and practices; and recent challenges to these interpretations. Topics include homosexuality, same-sex marriage, abortion, contraception, gender equality, clerical marriage, married clerics' wives, and clerical sexual abuse. Draws on religious theory, gender theory, and critical theory. Places Buddhism in conversation with Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions. Extensive class discussion. No Instructor: Kim

Day / Time: 

Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Location: 

Social Sciences 311

Instructor: 

Kim, Hwansoo

Section: 

01